Western Residences offer more than just a place to eat and sleep. Residence life engages and connects you to the University community and fosters your growth as a leader. There are ample opportunities for leadership and involvement in a range of activities.
We offer nine residences with three different room styles: traditional-style with single or double rooms and shared common washrooms on each floor; hybrid-style with mostly double-room units and semi-private washrooms; and suite-style with single bedrooms, semi-private washrooms, shared cooking facilities and a common living area.
Our flexible meal plan gives you easy access to residence dining halls and campus eateries, plus many off-campus meal plan partners. Our chefs prepare a wide selection of food in house, so there’s always something new to try. Allergies? Dietary restrictions? No problem. Our packaging is labelled and nutritional content is available online for our menu items. Furthermore, you can work with our Nutrition Manager for assistance in making healthy food choices. Vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free and nut-free options are offered daily.
The Academic Edge
Studies have shown students who live in residence do better academically than their off-campus peers*. Our Living Learning Communities are made up of like-minded students to create fluidity between the academic and home environments. An Academic and Leadership Programmer (ALP) works in each residence to provide coaching, academic resources, academic programming, exam review sessions, study skill workshops, or to simply form study groups – all right where you live!
Getting Involved and Growing Your Skills
Expand your personal and professional skills through involvement in numerous academic, social, cultural and recreational activities just steps away from your front door. By getting involved in your Residents’ Council or becoming a Residence Staff member or Residence Soph, you can gain valuable leadership skills to help you land your dream job when you graduate.
Focus on Safety
In residence, access to buildings and/or the residential areas of buildings is restricted 24/7 by a locked door controlled by card access. Our Front Desk staff are just a phone call away, and residence student staff live on each floor and are on-call during evenings and weekends.
Clean and Cared for Facilities
We’re continually upgrading and renovating our residences to ensure you enjoy high quality, well-equipped accommodations. Common areas and shared washrooms on your floor and throughout your building are cleaned every day. We also provide regular room cleaning.
Our 850 student volunteers (Sophs) ensure your move-in day is stress free. With your consent, we’ll unpack your vehicle and ensure your belongings are taken straight to your room.
Memories to Last a Lifetime
Residence enables you to meet new people, make connections with hundreds of other students and engage with the greater Western community. Residence is where lifelong friendships begin.